On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 12:02:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

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1946: The Nazi leaders convicted in the Nuremberg Trials' main trial are executed by hanging. Of the 12 defendants sentenced to death by hanging, two were not hanged: Hermann Göring committed suicide the night before the execution and Martin Bormann, a prominent Nazi Party official and Adolf Hitler's private secretary, was not present when convicted (he had, unbeknownst to the Allies, most likely been killed trying to escape from Berlin in May 1945).

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